Misty Burns
Six Week Checklist for a Good Move

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Six Weeks Before Move:

  • Call for moving estimates.
  • Call the Chamber Of Commerce and Visitors & Convention Bureau in your new town and get their new resident information packages.
  • Inventory all household items to be moved, and start packing NOW!
  • Remove all items from basement, storage sheds, attics, and plan a garage sale or charity donation for all items you don't want to move.
  • Start using things up that you can't move, like cleaning supplies and frozen food.
  • Discuss tax-related moving expenses, liabilities, and deductions with your tax advisor.
  • Make a list of all people/organizations to contact about change of address.
  • Complete U.S. Postal Service change of address forms and mail them to all applicable publications, stores and organizations.
  • Get copies of (or arrange for transfer at both ends of move) all school, medical, dental, veterinary, legal, and accounting records.
  • Contact insurance agents to transfer or cancel coverage.
  • If it's a company move, check with your employer to find out what moving expenses they cover.
  • Get a mail subscription for the local paper in your new location to familiarize yourself with the new community, its activities and issues.
  • Locate and obtain all automobile licensing and registration information.

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Four Weeks Before Move:

  • Get an itemized list of all moving related costs and review with mover, including packing, loading, special charges, insurance, vehicles (if needed), etc.
  • Contact all current and new location utility companies (gas, water, electric, cable TV, phone & trash collection) to set connect/disconnect dates. Remember to keep current utilities hooked up until move day.
  • Make arrangements for relocation of pets and plants.
  • Move valuables to safe deposit box to prevent loss during move.
  • If you are packing yourself, acquire packing materials/boxes and pack items you won't need for the next month.
  • If professional mover is packing your goods, schedule packing day(s) 1 or 2 days before move.
  • Prepare any mowers, snow blowers, boats, snowmobiles (or other vehicles you won't be using before the move) for the move by servicing and draining gas and oil, to prevent a moving van fire.
  • Repair, send out for re-upholstery, or clean furniture, drapes, carpeting as needed.

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Three Weeks Before Move:

  • Make travel arrangements for family for moving trip, allow for unexpected delays and cash needs that often occur in moves and house closings.
  • Collect all important papers (insurance, will, deeds, stocks, etc.).
  • Arrange to close all local bank accounts and open new ones in new location.

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Two Weeks Before Move:

  • Prepare auto(s) for trip to new home. Check tires and have vehicles serviced.
  • Terminate newspaper and other delivery services at old address.
  • Give away all plants you don't intend to move.
  • If you're moving out of a building with elevators, arrange with management for use of elevators on move day.
  • Schedule for appliance disconnects on moving day or the day before the move, if necessary.
  • Contact your moving company counselor to review and confirm all arrangements for your move.
  • Withdraw contents of any safe deposit boxes, return library books & rental video tapes, pick up any dry cleaning, etc.
  • Prepare specific directions to your new home for your moving company, including your travel itinerary and emergency numbers.

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One Week Before Move:

  • Defrost refrigerator/freezer.
  • Plan simple meals for moving day to avoid using appliances.
  • Make plans for care of small children on moving day.
  • Transfer or withdraw all funds from local banks.
  • Separate cartons and luggage items you need for personal travel so they don't get packed on the truck.
  • Pack a box of items you will need immediately upon arrival at your new home and have movers put this box on last (clearly mark box as PACK THIS LAST or UNPACK THIS FIRST) or take it with you.
  • Have appliances disconnected and prepared for move.
  • Set aside one room for packers and movers to work in freely.
  • Arrange to have utilities turned on at new home.
  • Notify friends and neighbors of new address and phone number (if available).
  • Fill any necessary prescriptions, medications needed for the next two weeks.
  • Set aside manuals and instructions for your current home for new owner.
  • Do NOT disconnect your telephone until the day after loading.

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Moving Day:

  • Plan on spending entire day at house with movers. Don't leave until movers have gone.
  • Record all utility meter readings (gas, electric, water).
  • Stay with moving van driver to oversee inventory of goods.
  • Give moving van driver directions to new home and numbers where you can be reached prior to delivery.
  • Get routing information from moving van driver.
  • Review carefully and sign bill of lading and inventory, and keep your copy in a safe place until all charges have been paid and all claims (if any) have been settled.
  • Make final walk-through of house, including basement, attic and closets, to make sure it's empty.
  • Lock all windows and doors, and drop off keys with the agent, neighbor or new owner.

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What my clients are saying  

"Misty Burns was fantastic. My relocation from Arizona to Idaho took place over a couple of years after the passing of my wife. I took several exploratory trips with Misty researching the greater Boise area as a potential landing place. During that time, Misty kept me updated frequently about available real estate by email, including the observation that prices in Ada County were going up significantly. As part of the process, I was able to identify the type of house I wanted and had chosen Meridian as my preferred destination. During my final journey to Idaho in June 2018, we were able to find the house I am now living in. Thank you, Misty!" ~ Nebel

 

~ Meridian Buyer

"Misty helped us purchase our first home. With the lack of knowledge, she was very patient and available 24/7. She made the process very easy. With two kids it is already chaotic, but she was very understanding of what our needs were to find the perfect home. She is kind, patient and very passionate about her job. Would highly recommend her." The Farrias Family ~ April 2017

 

~ Nampa

"Misty is the BEST!!!!! And I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family. She always on top of stuff. Sold my house for less than 15 days. She also has great local knowledge and give you great suggestions. I glad that I found her and chose her as my agent. I'm soon will purchase a house and she will be my 1st contact for sure." bevett88 ~ April 2017

 

~ Star

"Working with Misty was a breeze. We were on a time crunch to sell our house and Misty took on the challenge and didn't let us down. She helped make the process as easy as possible. She was very professional and went above and beyond making sure we were completely satisfied every step of the way. We will definitely be going back to Misty when we return to Idaho and buy our next home." The Mikelsons'

 

~ Meridian Seller

"First off I want to say in my experience of buying and selling many homes, Misty Burns has been the best agent I have ever seen. She is the most experienced & knowledgeable. Misty was able to sell our home within weeks. Her communication with the process by the day is so wonderful. Misty has seen every situation there is and will know how to achieve your goals. We were so surprised how fast she gets back to you when you need her she drops everything for you to help you. And she even was able to pick up our mail at our old home for us and bring it to our current home. We would not think of having anybody else but Misty when we buy our new home here in the near future. She is so trustworthy. Our family thanks you Misty!!!!!" ~ The Palacio Family

 

~ Nampa Seller

Misty has helped us sell two of our properties and buy our current home. She is knowledgeable, efficient and organized. She negotiated with contractors on our behalf to address the inspection items for the sale of our last property. She was able to save us a significant amount of money. We sold quickly and closed early. We would recommend Misty Burns to anyone looking to buy or sell. ~ The Forrey Family

 

~ Kuna

Summary of their experience Misty did a great job with helping us sell our home! This was the second time we used Misty as a realtor; the first was when we purchased the house. This time, as the sellers, we had to move out of state quickly. Misty had to be the point of contact for all the workers and service providers. Throughout the entire process Misty offered feedback and made us feel like we here her only clients. We highly recommend Misty!

 

~ Star Seller

Misty came to us after dealing with a nightmare selling our home. Misty was very professional and helped us pick up the pieces and not lose hope. Misty explained everything clearly and didn't mind re-explaining when we still had questions. Misty went above and beyond and was always there for us when we needed her. She helped us quickly move into a brand new home, which we love! We would use Misty again if we ever chose to move again! We recommend Misty to all our friends and family! The Martinez Family

 

~ Nampa

Misty represented us in our relocation from Chicago. During the 6 months we worked with her she attended to our every need. She showed us all areas, made sure we understood what is was like to live in the area, & kept us up to date on the entire process. She coordinated the activities of the builder, title & utility companies, & the state & municipalities involved in the process. She is thoroughly professional, confident, & knowledgeable on the areas, subdivisions, builders, area attractions & everything someone new to the area needs to know. We were never at a loss for information & she took it upon herself to represent our interests in Boise during the process. Thanks to her our relocation was very smooth & entirely on budget & schedule. We feel privileged & honored to have worked with her & it is our pleasure to know her. She is without a doubt the very best realtor in the Boise Area & we highly recommend her to anyone. We regard her as our realtor for life & a friend. The Mackie’s

 

~ Meridian

I just wanted to take a minute and say thanks for all your help getting us into the house. You were very professional and knowledgeable about everything. You made it a very easy process and I appreciate that. I'll send some progress pics when we get stuff done, and will definitely send any recommendations your way! Riggs

 

~ Boise

Misty helped us through the process of finding a lot, building and buying a new home; she is very professional, courteous, attentive and not pushy. She has an extensive knowledge of the Boise area, and is highly pleasant to deal with, all of which makes her a great bonus to the real estate business--we highly recommend her to anyone. ~ The Alduenda’s

 

~ Meridian

We had the pleasure of working with Misty while in the early stage of our search to purchase a home that would better accommodate our family. Each time we met with Misty she was friendly and professional. She redefined what "having her clients’ best interest at heart" looks like. Additionally, her expertise was an enormous help at many junctures during the purchase process. My husband and I have had experience with other realtors with previous homes whether buying or selling. We discussed many times how we felt Misty was far and above the best realtor we've ever worked with. From the tools she offers to help in the home search though the very end of the process...everything she offers is top notch. After working with her we can't imagine recommending anyone else! If you're looking for a great realtor for buying OR selling we highly recommend Misty Burns. The Andersons

 

~ Meridian

Misty is competent, professional and really "listens." Misty knows her business so we felt comfortable following her lead. She didn't lose track of what we really wanted and needed, even if we did at times. She's an impressive young woman--polished and professional yet able maintain a sense of humor and have fun. We sold and purchased a home with Misty and she would be the ONLY agent we'd have again. It was a pleasure working with Misty and we highly recommend her. She goes the extra mile for her clients which is rare now days. We were impressed! ~The Styndas

 

~ Boise & Meridian

Worked with Misty for 6 months to sell my home and buy another one. Did both to our full satisfaction. In addition to being market knowledgeable, she has excellent communication skills, and has an outgoing personality that helps make an always stressful process more bearable. Highly recommended! ~ The Nahmias's

 

~ Meridian

I absolutely loved working with Misty! She is professional, honest, knowledgeable, & VERY patient! I’ve dealt with agents in the past that just want to sell you a house & be done with you. Not Misty. She catered to my husband’s needs (price & practicality) & my more difficult needs(gut/emotional feeling). We looked at close to 50 houses before we found "the one". Misty didn’t complain, fuss, or even roll her eyes once! She really wanted to help us find that home we couldn’t say no to! Through the entire process, Misty answered all of my questions promptly, efficiently, & with brutal honesty at times, which we greatly appreciate. She was on top of everything, & we basically got to sit back & dream of how we were going to decorate. Of course there’s always a hiccup or two in the process, but Misty was in constant communication with both us & the seller's agent & she helped make everything run as smoothly as possible. When we decide to move again, Misty is THE agent we will work with!

 

~ Meridian

We love Misty and she helped us with everything. I'd recommend her to anyone. The transaction went really smooth because of Misty. She helped us sell our house and then helped us purchase our new one. We've had realtors before but Misty took care of everything and went way above what she really had to do. She is patient, kind, caring and a wonderful person. She was very thorough in explaining to us what all was taking place and why.

 

~ Nampa & Caldwell

Misty was incredible--again! She gave us constant attention, support, advice, and encouragement through all the phases of buying and selling. The thing that really stands out to me is her ability to be honest and realistic while always remaining positive and supportive. I cannot speak highly enough of the service we have received from Misty. I recommend her with the highest of praises! The Hotvedt Family

 

~ Kuna

Misty was so fantastic to work with. While our house was for sell my family moved to another country, we were very impressed with how well we were able to keep in contact with what was going on. Misty and her team did a great job letting us know what was happening with everything. When we move back to Boise we will be having Misty help us find a new home, we are very excited to work with her and her team again!

 

~ Boise

Misty went above and beyond her call of duty to help us sell our home. She was very attentive and quick to communicate with and worked hard to market our home to sellers. We'd recommend Misty to anybody who is looking for a knowledgable, hard-working, honest realtor who can help you with whatever real estate needs you have. Thank you Misty!

 

~ NE Boise

“Misty helped us buy our first home. She made us feel very comfortable throughout the whole process. She was very knowledgeable and professional, and sweet.”

 

~ Boise

I was very impressed by Misty's work ethic and overall knowledge of the Boise real estate market. She kept me informed on local market trends with monthly updates prior to listing and was always prompt with her responses to my e-mails and phone calls. She provided assistance and guidance which helped me prepare the house for showing, assembled an attractive flyer for distribution to prospective buyers and made full use of high-tech advertising on the internet, which resulted in a larger number of viewings than I thought possible. The house was sold in less than a week after being listed.

 

~ Boise

Misty Burns took great care of me and my family. We were moving from another state and she helped us in all aspects of buying our beautiful home. Misty even took us around Idaho and showed us everything that was fun and interesting. She is very knowledgeable about the area and took her time showing us how great Idaho is. If your looking for someone who cares and will take care of you Misty is your realtor!

 

~ Meridian

Misty is simply fantastic. Her knowledge of market trends, expertise in contracting and negotiations, and her ability to make clients feel like they're family is unsurpassed. We've partnered with Misty to both purchase and sell, and very highly recommend her.

 

~ Meridian

Misty was very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. When my purchase almost fell through, she was able to get it back on track using the resources she had and i was able to get my house. If it wasn't for her, i would be out looking for another house right now.

 

~ Caldwell

Misty was AWESOME! She was so knowledgeable throughout our entire process that took over a year to buy our first home. She responded quickly to questions and emails, as well as taking time to show us many houses that we requested. We went through a short sale process that consisted of working with two different banks, having our offer fall through and starting again from the beginning. From start to finish, I never questioned her direction, as she always reassured us that everything would turn out in the end. Coming from an experience which could have taken a turn for the worst, I recommend Misty to anyone thinking about the home buying process. For a quality, educated, realtor who will listen, be honest with you about houses you can afford, and knowledgeable about the entire process, I recommend Misty Burns! ~ Heather

 

~ SW Boise

Misty's presentation and knowledge of sales in our area was very impressive and right in line with our expectations. She was right on top of things and quick to reply to our inquires even after the signing. We would recommend her as a realtor to our own family. Boerner

 

~ NW Meridian

Misty was amazing! I am in a wheelchair and she worked with us to find a home that would suit my accessibility. She always got back to me quickly with any questions or concerns I had. I would recommend her to all my family and friends! Britt Pendleton

 

~ Boise

My experience with Misty as my Realtor was a very positive experience. She was very knowledgeable about things to look for and all the do's and don't when buying a property. She was very punctual and always eager to show us the properties that we found to look at. She always kept me informed of what was going on with our loan process and answered all our questions.She was a pleasure to work with and I would use her again for any future purchases or sales. Chris Canfield

 

~ Caldwell

Dear Misty, Joe and I really appreciate all that you are doing for us in our making the journey through the process of buying a home in Boise. You have gone above and beyond for us! People here cannot believe that we have bought a home that we have not physically seen and gone through. I have always been conservative and cautious at major steps I have taken in my life. With you acting as our representative, I feel comfortable with this. Thank you, so much! Most sincerely, Chris LaTorre

 

~ Meridian

Misty is an excellent realtor with extensive knowledge of the entire Treasure Valley, not just Boise. She was able to negotiate us through our short sale and was always keeping us informed and updated. I would recommend her to all my friends and co-workers! Wes and Lauren Rodgers

 

~ Boise

I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Misty over the last couple years. She is a fantastic realtor. Her clients are always educated & well informed & when it’s time for me to come in, she always makes my job look easy. Misty always goes above & beyond for her clients & her team. She is simply fantastic to work with; her professionalism & expertise are top notch. I would definitely recommend Misty as one of the top local Realtors. Tami Kouba ~ Escrow Officer, First American Title

 

~ Eagle

Misty is amazing. She is everything people strive to be... successful, humble, kind hearted, has a sense of humor, dedicated, honest, etc. I could go on. She spent endless hours helping us find the perfect home; weekends, evenings, you name it. We were having lender problems and she even helped us find the perfect lender. We have lived in our home for a year now and couldn’t be happier. Thank you Misty for being so great!!! Keith & Kaila Kinney

 

~ Kuna

I was purchasing my first investment property and Misty was very helpful in walking me through this process. I am pretty conservative. She would assist me in running all the numbers and she showed me what to look for in additional expenses, conditions of the properties and the locations. She would send me daily new listed properties that were for sale and showed me how to look for properties myself. She was always available to show me properties or discuss any question I would have. I would recommend Misty to any of my family members or friends. Bill Sallee

 

~ Nampa

I would highly recommend using misty for any real estate purchase/sale. Always willing to go the extra mile and get you what you want, upfront and honest. Garett & Alexa Rush

 

~ Meridian

Over the past year, I have gained a trusting and growing relationship with Misty Burns. I came into the house buying process blind with no knowledge or previous experience. The first time I called Misty, I had a feeling I could trust her to lead me the right direction. She was very knowledgeable and understood that I would have many questions that needed to be answered. From the first call to the first time we met, I was very uneasy and did not know what I was getting myself into. Misty was very friendly and personable, which put my fears at ease. She was understanding and explained each process at hand if I was uncertain. Throughout the entire process, she went above and beyond everything! She worked fast and efficient with giving updates that she had received from other sources. She took time away from her family on the weekends to make my home buying search effective with my schedule.

 

~ Boise - Part 1

During the many house hunting trips, Misty let me form my own opinions and did not persuade me based on her biases. She let me take in all surroundings to decide if the house was right for me. She never once questioned the number of houses I wanted to look at. Through the houses that were viewed, she always reassured me that house I would buy I would know from the moment I walked in. That statement was proven true when I walked into THE house and the ‘wow factor’ was present. Misty always reassured me this would happen, through times of discouragement among many houses that did not fit. Through the months we viewed houses, she was always willing to fit me in her schedule if a house popped up I wanted to look at. Without her willingness and motivation to make my home buying process a success, we wouldn't have found the house I am closing on.

 

~ Boise - Part 2

Looking at the house the first day on the market, to the next day submitting an offer, was all due to the efficient and organized traits that Misty entails. Throughout my home buying process, she responded quickly to my emails asking for updates and gave me assurance when in doubt about the short sale process. Many times over the last 6 months I questioned if I should continue to wait for a short sale with no deadline. She was willing to explain her experiences to me, which gave me a better understanding about the direction I was heading. Coming from an experience which could have taken a turn for the worst, I recommend Misty to anyone thinking about starting the home buying process. For a quality, educated, realtor who will listen, be honest with you about houses you can afford, and knowledgeable about the entire process, I recommend my Realtor, Misty Burns. Thanks, Heather Little

 

~ Boise - Part 3

Here is a BIG thanks for all you did for us. Thanks in large part to you, our long-distance house-hunting & buying experiences were enjoyable. You were always there when we needed you to become familiar with the Boise area, to look at houses, & answer questions. We feel that you have become not only a valued & trusted business person in our lives, but also a good friend. If we decide to sell or buy another property, you will be hearing from us. Fondly, Lyle & Pat Myers

 

~ Meridian

Misty is very passionate about her job & strives to do what is in the best interest of her client. She doesn’t tell you what you want to hear but how it is. She uses her resources to give you the correct answers to questions she may not know. Her work ethic is unbelievable & how she balances her professional life with her personal life is admirable. If you want someone on your team that you can trust, count on, & go beyond the call of duty, Misty is someone you want NOW! Wilfried Leammon ~ Summit Funding Inc.

 

~ Boise

Moving here from Ohio was a scary thing but, having Misty Burns on our side definitely made it a smoother transition. We relied on her professionalism, knowledge and patience. She has the inside scoop on today’s market and is willing to diligently serve no matter what your price point may be. We were so impressed with her skill that we chose her as our realtor to help us purchase our second home. Sincerely, Glenn & Sarah Forney

 

~ Nampa & Meridian

Misty Burns was excellent to work with! She was always friendly, professional and took our requests and needs into account as she helped us through our relocation and home purchase. We will definitely be using her for our future selling and purchasing needs. Thank you so much Misty for all of your hard work and patience! We look forward to working with you again. Dave & Lydiana Jenkins ~ May 2011

 

~ SE Boise

Misty was an absolute dream to work with! She went above & beyond to help us find the perfect home for our needs & budget. Misty's support was always helpful, encouraging, & sincere. She went out of her way to make sure we were fully informed on every aspect of the buying process & did an excellent job getting us everything we were looking for. I would recommend Misty to all of my friends and family, & I will definitely use her again. Matt & Shira Hotvedt

 

~ Kuna

Misty was so willing to guide me through the maze of buying my home. She did everything she could to make sure things ran as smooth as possible. I highly recommend Misty and know she will be of great service to you too. I am so happy with the service Misty provided and I LOVE my home. Marsha Babbitt

 

~ Kuna

Misty did an excellent job of finding us a home. She is very personable and professional. She works hard to find what you are looking for. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a home or selling a home. Pete & Carol Petersen

 

~ Nampa

Dear Misty, We have really enjoyed the journey to buy a house with you. As first home buyers, we were very scared in the beginning. However, you led us very professionally and trustfully. You are such a wonderful person!!!! Whoever comes in Micron as a new and to buy a house, we will definitely recommend you. Our family really loves you and hopefully we will keep in touch in future. Thanks again for your gift. Love Jason, Kim and Justin

 

~ Boise

I had several real estate agents before. I purchased this house as my 2nd home, eventually for my son. Misty had listened well for my expectation and explained well enough what the market was offering. We even recommended her to my wife's best friend. They eventually bought a house through her and she helped them to negotiate the house price. She was friendly, thoughtfulness and understanding. Clarence & Joy Mak

 

~ Boise

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